They said their was evidence that she was hurt or beaten. Doesn't matter who or what she is it seems now a days woman get hit by men way to often and its pathetic.
Everything I'm about to post has NOTHING to with the Varlamov situation. I'm only addressing the bolded (and unfair) generalizaiton.
Look, I'm all for not hitting women, or anyone for that matter, but at the same time, there's also women who play the woman card, and think that being a woman isolates them from ever being hit, just because, and there's definitely double standards in play.
How about the woman that is hitting her boyfriend/spouse several times, until he finally fights back and hits her once, more in self-defense than anything else, but hard enough to leave a mark, and possibly draw blood. She then calls the police and informs them that a man just struck her. When the cops show up, who do you think is the one that's going to get tackled, shackled, dragged off, and labeled as a "woman-beater". Chances are when the guy says "But she was beating ME up first!", it will almost get laughed off.
I've seen women mouth off, continue to go off on a man, refuse to let up, say extremely hateful and hurtful things that are clearly intended to stir up a reaction even when the man is doing his best to walk away and not escalate the situation futher. If a guy does this to a woman, and the woman smacks him, it's not uncommon for other women to say "you go girl!" or something of that nature. But women get away with verbal and physical abuse towards a man a lot easier than if the roles were reversed. Just look at that Jets/Pats game situation. If everything had played out EXACTLY the same way, except the genders of the participants were reversed, does it get anywhere NEAR the same attention? If anything, a lot of people would probably chuckle and say "Dude, you got popped by a girl!"
Not all women who get hit are hapless victims and damsels in distress...I'm not saying a man is right to hit a woman, but some of those women are definitely doing their best to push buttons. There's a lot of shades of gray, and the black-and-white generalization of "Poor battered woman/abusive man" isn't really fair.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 01 November 2013 - 08:02 AM.